Hello again, dear readers. I’ve got a literary trend, some thoughts on editing, a bit of J.D. Salinger news, and some reading hacks to share this week, so let’s jump right in!
There’s been a recent upswing in books featuring time-travelling lesbians. Is this a coincidence? Or is there something more to this trend? Author Amal El Mohtar, who recently co-wrote This Is How We Lose The Time War, investigates.
Having your work edited can be a scary and humbling process, and some writers would rather not do it at all. But even with writing and reading experience (let’s say an English degree), you may not be aware of many of the nuances of editing. Carol Saller explains on CMOS Shop Talk
Salinger’s Books Go Digital
J.D. Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye was originally published in 1951. (Back Bay Books)
Catcher In The Rye, along with other works by J.D. Salinger will soon be available in e-book form. Salinger was notoriously reclusive, and he resisted new editions of his work. However, his son Matt Salinger, who has helped manage the author’s estate since his death in 2010, says that even though his father loved “the full tactile experience of reading a printed book,” he loved his readers more. E-books will allow those who read exclusively on e-readers the chance to access Salinger’s works for the first time ever.
If you’re a reader, then you’ve probably at least heard of Goodreads. While the website and app already have tons of great features, some advanced users have come up with hacks that’ll help you further customise your reading experience.
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